| 5:35 am on Feb 16, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Wow - those trade department guys over in Ireland must be getting some decent pats on the back lately.
Is it a tax thing as well?
| 9:44 am on Feb 16, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Everyone in Ireland gets their college fees paid by the government so there are plenty of science/tech graduates.
Couple that with access to the EU market in an English-speaking country and hey presto you have Yahoo/Google/Overture setting up shop here.
Ireland's advantage over Britain is an extremely favourable corporation tax rate.
| 4:22 pm on Feb 16, 2005 (gmt 0)|
corporation tax 10% fixed in Ireland - 32% above 300k a year profit in the UK - let's be realistic - where would you chose to go!
| 8:54 pm on Feb 16, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Don't forget as well that many of these companies receive grants under the cross-border peace initiative banner.
Microsoft now have an Office in Belfast which is basically a Satellite of the Dublin office.
[edited by: IanTurner at 5:39 pm (utc) on Feb. 17, 2005]
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| 4:46 am on Feb 17, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Dont ya just hate these companies opening up offices in third world countries - just to save a buck!
And before any Irishmen blow a fuse - its just my perverted sense of humour. I know you guys have dial up internet in Dublin!
| 11:13 am on Feb 17, 2005 (gmt 0)|
> dial up internet
Never use it though. The bush telegraph works just fine here ;)
| 5:06 pm on Feb 17, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Not another Irish search engine. :) All we need now is for MSN to base their European operations here. I wonder is this the eHub of Europe that the politicans were talking about a few years ago?
| 4:30 pm on Feb 18, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Every irish job site has advert for google post so they must be setting up a pretty big shop.... I had to apply... what zane irish man wouldnt want to work for google... imagine the craic.
| 9:13 am on Mar 7, 2005 (gmt 0)|
English speaking country who uses the Euro as does almost of Europe would be my guess as to why these companies are setting up in Ireland.